B. Leighton Gratitude 2020 (USA: WA - Yakima Valley) (ID# 3972)

Name B. Leighton Gratitude 2020 (ID# 3972)
Varietal Blend
Region USA: WA - Yakima Valley
Notes "This is a co-fermented field blend of 70% mourvedre, 25% grenache and 5% syrah. Cracked black pepper, smoked meats, olives and wild herbs on the nose, before evolving to juicy, sweet and perfectly-ripe berry and plum fruit. Supple and sleek, with a full body and creamy, seamless tannins. Joyful." (James Suckling)

Additional Notes

"The wickedly spicy and fresh 2020 Blend Gratitude mixes 75% Mourvèdre, 20% Grenache and 5% Syrah. It's cooling on the nose, with a white pepper flourish that gives way to dusty red currants and clove hints. Its textures are silky and soothing, with ripe strawberry and black cherry accentuated by rosy inner florals that form toward the close. This lingers impossibly long while maintaining a lovely freshness, as nuances of black raspberry and red inner florals slowly fade. It's like something that's straight from the South of France. Very nice." (Vinous)



Scores Press* Points Other Gold Star
JS: 94 pts
VIN: 93 pts  
Other ABV% Body Oak Bio/Natural/Org/Sus
14.0 Full Neutral

DEC = Decanter
JS = James Suckling
VIN = Vinous
WA = Wine Advocate (Robert Parker)
WE = Wine Enthusiast
WS = Wine Spectator
W&S = Wine & Spirits Magazine